International Development Program (IDP)
The International Development Program (IDP) offers two 2-year MA degrees: International Development (ID) and Economics (ECO). Students are required to complete coursework (at least 40 credits) and write a thesis or research report using a quantitative approach.
The ID track offers various development-related courses in economics, regional science, and related fields. Throughout the coursework, students learn how to evaluate current policies and design more effective policies to encourage economic growth and social development for developing countries. The ECO track puts emphasis on modern economic theories and their applications. Students learn applied macroeconomics comprising fiscal policy and international finance as well as empirical microeconomics including labor, health, and environmental issues to understand and analyze current issues. Both degree tracks aim to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills so that they will tackle and overcome the problems they are facing as new leaders in both public and private sectors.